After the first M-103 hearing on Monday, I wrote that we were perhaps facing a less adversarial process than expected. Liberal MP Iqra Khalid was conciliatory as the initial witness, emphasizing that her motion to tackle discrimination was equally about all religions and races. She hardly mentioned the ill-defined phrase Islamophobia.
How quickly things change. Wednesday's hearing confirmed some of Canadians' worst suspicions about the process and its effects on free speech.
Witness Michel Juneau-Katsuya was an officer in both the RCMP and CSIS. He's been in private security for a number of years and a regular media voice offering commentary on national security and terror.